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Liberation of Pilsen to culminate Saturday morning behind the Plaza

The final battle to liberate Pilsen will culminate on Saturday morning at the park behind the Plaza shopping mall. The military part of the student competition will start at 10 a.m. “The competitors will measure their strengths in several disciplines focused on speed, endurance, and emphasis on teamwork. It is a perfect test of their will and desire to win,” explains the director of the Regional Military Command Pilsen, General Staff Col. Roman Kučera.

The Armed Forces have prepared competitions for the students including shooting from a BB gun, carrying injured people on stretchers, throwing a grenade at a target, belly crawling, and crossing a river on rafts.

The results of the competition are scheduled to be announced at Republic Square at 8:15 p.m. The grand prize for the winners will be a visit to the U.S. military base in Grafenwöhr, Bavaria.

The Czech Armed Forces has been a regular co-organizer of the “Liberate Pilsen” competition testing young people's knowledge and skills.

Osvoboď Plzeň, Slavnosti svobody 2011